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The Amazing Secrets of Deciding to Take Out Your RRSP Money to Buy Properties Revealed!

It was a beautiful weekend full of love. We spent Saturday hosting the monthly Mr. Hamilton meeting at Rock Star Brokerage’s office. We then spent a weekend with our families celebrating Father’s Day. Erwin, my husband, and his team…
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How to Make More Money by Paying Higher Interest Rates on Your Incorporated Rental Portfolio

One of the main complaints about owning your rental portfolio in a corporation is the increased interest rate, as compared to owning them in your own name. Of course, there are a few ways to get around this problem. If you work with a…
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How to be Mortgage Free Before Age 30?

Three life lessons I wished I knew in my twenties. I studied the accounting program at University of Waterloo, one of the best in the country. The thing I love about this program is that it offers the opportunity for us to work in a real…
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Right And Wrong Things To Do Paying Your Contractors Cash

Hello fellow real estate investors, With the Raptors’ first ever win in the Eastern Conference final, I had been spending my post tax season vacation time visiting my families and friends in Hong Kong with my two babies. It’s nuts…
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5 Lessons I Learned from My 13th Tax Season

Erwin and I were at Game 2 of the Raptors against Miami Heat series. Oh, it was so much fun! Our star players were still not playing at the same level as how they used to at the regular season, but a win is a win! And we were so happy to…

Don't Overlook These 4 Costs When Incorporating Your Real Estate Portfolio

It was a busy weekend in our business. Other than the fact that it is tax season, we were also busy meeting real estate investors answering their questions at the 2016 Real Estate Investment Network SOS event. It has been an amazing 2016…

How to Deduct Real Estate Education Courses and Membership Fees the Right Way

This is an exciting week. Other than the fact that this marks the 3rd last week of tax season this year (woo-hoo!), it is our first time having a booth at Real Estate Investment Network’s Real Estate Strategies Opportunities Solutions (Real…
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Discover 4 Little Known Exceptions to Deducting Repairs & Maintenance Expense and 3 Common Real Life Examples

Before the last blog post about the Federal budget update, we discussed the tax difference between repairs and capitalized expense. We also discussed the criteria used by CRA to evaluate whether an expense is considered current or capital in…
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5 Federal Budget Changes that Real Estate Investors Should be Aware Of

Last week, the Trudeau government came out with their budget for the first time. As a mother of two, I get upset at any tax and benefit cut against our children. There is no more Child Fitness Tax Credit (currently $1,000 maximum x 15%…

Dream Big! And What Every Real Estate Investor Ought to Know About Repairs & Maintenance Expense (Part 2)

As a mother of two children under the age of 3, a small business owner, and a real estate investor, I often find myself lacking the time to read. Audiobooks are a life saver. It is the only way I can get some new knowledge in and get inspired…